On September 7th, Mexican artist Bosco Sodi will present Muro, his first public installation in New York at Washington Square Park. Muro is a 2-meter high by 8-meter long wall, constructed with 1,600 unique clay timbers that Sodi fired by hand at his studio in Oaxaca, México, with the help of local craftsman. This will be erected in the early morning for one day, at the end of which visitors are invited to remove one timber, each one sealed by the artist with his signature, to take home with them. At the conclusion of the piece, Muro will endure as a communally co-owned work of art. The project expands upon Sodi’s ongoing interest in organic processes beyond the artist’s control. The impermanent nature of Muro further underscores the sentiment that all obstacles have the potential to be dismantled through united forces.
The installation precedes Bosco Sodi’s inaugural exhibition at Paul Kasmin Gallery on view from November 2 to December 22, 2017.
FREE and open to the public
Where: Washington Square Park.
1 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10012
When: September 7, 2017 / 3:00 pm